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At OSHAcademy, we go above and beyond to ensure you get the value you deserve. In addition to our comprehensive training, we continue to establish learning partnerships with other organizations who offer you exclusive benefits because of your relationship with us!

Columbia Southern University (CSU)

CSU is a top university who provides online associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees and certificate programs in fire science, occupational safety and health, organizational leadership, criminal justice, human resources, business administration and more! If you would like more information on how you can benefit, please contact CSU directly.

Learning Partnership Benefits

As a Learning Partner, OSHAcademy students who complete and purchase a qualifying OSHAcademy program can receive a 10% tuition discount and exclusive scholarship opportunities. This represents a potential tuition savings* of $1,470 for an associates (AS) degree, $2,940 for a bachelors (BS) degree, and $1,206 for a masters (MS) degree.

*Based on tuition rates as of August 2022.

Qualifying OSHAcademy Programs

OSHAcademy training will be evaluated by Columbia Southern University for possible transfer credit into an undergraduate degree program in Occupational Safety and Health or Environmental Management. Once you submit an application, CSU will provide you with a Degree Action Plan that will specify the hours of transfer credit awarded. This evaluation is complimentary and CSU will waive the application fee! To obtain academic credits through CSU, a student must first complete the OSHAcademy training, pass the final exams, pay for certificates, and then submit their completed transcript to CSU for evaluation. For more information on the various degrees offered by CSU, click here or call Ernie Smith at 251-923-4055; ernie.smith@columbiasouthern.edu.

Textbooks Included in Your Tuition

OSHAcademy's learning partnership also provides textbooks at no cost! If you have ever had to pay for textbooks, you know how expensive they can be. Over the course of your degree program, this can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars.

Articulation Agreement

Columbia Southern University (CSU) and OSHAcademy established an articulation agreement that allows OSHAcademy students who have completed and purchased certificates for a qualifying program to apply OSHAcademy training as transfer credits to CSU.

Articulation agreements are essentially a partnership between two institutions to recognize credits toward a degree. It is an official agreement that your completed OSHAcademy courses will be accepted when you register at Columbia Southern University.

Columbia Southern University (CSU) and OSHAcademy established an articulation agreement that allows OSHAcademy students who have completed and purchased certificates for a qualifying program to apply OSHAcademy training as transfer credits to CSU.

Qualifying OSHAcademy Programs

* Savings are calculated based on CSU tuition rates for non-Learning Partner students as of July 2020.

** This elective credit is overlapping between all of the other certifications. Students can only have the elective credit recommendation one time no matter how many different certifications they have.

Disclaimer: Columbia Southern University (CSU) reserves the right to assign transfer credits based on their review. Several factors can impact transfer credits. Please contact CSU to confirm transfer credits and any questions you may have.

Safety Scholarship

Columbia Southern University is offering two scholarships to any person that is a current CSU Occupational Safety and Health student or plans to enroll in an OSH degree. Each scholarship will cover up to $13,500 in one online degree program. The scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient's tuition for up to three years or until the completion of the selected online degree program, whichever comes first.

Scholarship Application Period

Scholarship Application Period Scholarship Award Month
January 19 - May 22 June
June 4 - Nov 30 December

CSU is an accredited member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CSU is licensed by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education.

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals recognizes CSU degrees for both the CSP application and for credit towards recertification in the Continuance of Certification program.

CSU offers many services to their students. Services include no application fee, no evaluation fee, complimentary tutoring, and flexible or structured enrollment systems. All textbooks are provided at no cost through a CSU book grant.

Learn more by visiting www.columbiasouthern.edu or call 800-355-4977 and speak with an OSH admissions representative today!

  • All CSU classes are taught in English, so you must be able to read and write English well to succeed.
  • To do your complementary evaluation for possible transfer credit, CSU will need a copy of your high school transcript or equivalent.
  • If you have college credit from a school outside of the USA, CSU will need an official copy of that transcript.
  • If your transcript is in a foreign language, CSU will need a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) evaluation of that transcript.
  • If your transcript is in English or has been previously translated into English, a NACES evaluation may still be required. Your admissions counselor will provide you with additional details.
  • Job Training classes (OSHAcademy classes, OSHA training, etc.) will also be evaluated for possible college credit.